The "Official Silver Sky" Thread

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by [email protected], Mar 5, 2018.

  1. DougUSMC

    DougUSMC Perpetual Practicer

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    #Truth

    I don't remember seeing SS on tables last Experience. Were they too new, or was I just blinded by all the Core goodness?
     
  2. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    Likely too new. I remember one year when SAS Studios were brand new they only were on display and not for sale. I lusted after a white one that was out with a flamey neck and not available to purchase.
     
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  3. rickcard71

    rickcard71 New Member

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    How come there is a video of a Nebula being unboxed from a new owner on YouTube? How did he get his so early? It’s been up a little while also.
     
  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’m assuming there were a few made for NAMM
     
  5. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I asked at Exp 2018, and basically, they were so far backlogged they weren't going to offer them for Experience 2018. Hopefully this year they will be a bit more ahead of the curve.

    There were certainly a huge amount of Silver Skies (Skys?) in the process of being built at Exp 2018 - on the the factory tour/wander I saw dozens and dozens of necks and bodies.
     
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  6. rickcard71

    rickcard71 New Member

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    Not me.
     
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  7. Bob Hundemer

    Bob Hundemer New Member

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    I wonder, for over 2K why the silver sky doesn't come with a case? I don't understand.:(
     
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  8. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Some lucky soul...
     
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  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Like many CE24s?
     
  10. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    I have to say it is odd compared to comparably priced instruments. It’s a nice soft case, actually. But I put it into a spare Strat case... seems proper, and safer. Nothing I lose sleep over, just agree a hard case is pretty normal above the $2K mark.
     
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  11. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Discussed to death. Basically, if it came with a case, add $150 or so to the price. PRS determined the current price point and offering was the sweet spot.

    If you want a case, go buy one for $200, and sell the gig bag for $50, and you come out even.

    I usually carry to/from gigs in gig bags, so I'm OK with the stock offering. My PRS hardshell cases, especially the rectangular ones, gather dust in an upstairs hallway.
     
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  12. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    I hope I'm not speaking out of turn (and mods can delete this if I am), but there was a little more involved than that. The original plan was to include cases. You may recall that when the first images leaked, there was instant massive (also overblown, uninformed, etc.) outrage on the internet. Tons of traffic on the various guitar sites. At that point the gov't got involved and basically told PRS if this guitar wasn't sub-$2,500, they weren't sure the internet infrastructure could survive it. Thus the gig bag.
     
  13. DougUSMC

    DougUSMC Perpetual Practicer

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    It's official, I just broke a 20 year old promise I made to myself.

    In related news, just pre-ordered a Tungsten maple neck from Moore Guitars.
     
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  14. RallyFanatic

    RallyFanatic Perpetual musical mid-life crisis

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    I’m guessing for the same reason the similarly priced JM signature fender strat came with a gig bag. It’s what John wanted.
     
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  15. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    You’re gonna play “righty”!;)
     
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  16. DougUSMC

    DougUSMC Perpetual Practicer

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    Yup. My first guitar was an Ibanez strung up lefty in the late 80s, and I had that for a while. I first got a lefty US Strat a few years later, and swore I'd never play another righty.

    I was in a local shop earlier this week (go Chuck Levins'!!) grabbing an Ox Box, and made the mistake of picking up a SS there. I think it was only 10 mins in before I gave up and admitted I was ordering a SS. 2 days later and Moore hooked me up on the pre-order list.
     
  17. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Blame it on the Ox Box! That’s a good idea. I’m stealing it.
     
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  18. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Sh!t, that means I gotta order an Ox Box!
     
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  19. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Nice! Channel your inner Jimi!
     
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  20. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    Just wait Pete has 3 :)
     
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